Jenners frontage.
Jenners frontage.

17 key dates in the history of Edinburgh's famous Jenners department store

For more than 180 years it has graced Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare and built up a reputation as one of the finest brands in all of Scotland.

Famously dubbed the ‘Harrods of the north’, the world-renowned Jenners department store has attracted generations of Edinburgh shoppers from all walks of life – whether they could afford its luxurious wares or not.

With the city still reeling from the announcement that Jenners is to end its 183-year residence on Princes Street in May, we’ve had a rummage through the archives to bring you 17 key dates in the history of Edinburgh’s most beloved shop.

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